Congratulations to Emmy Neal, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Jennifer Latham’s DREAMLAND BURNING.
We send our thanks to former Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED or retweet the following tweet to enter to win a hardcover copy!
— The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 25, 2017
You can also share our post from Facebook to enter. We will select and contact the very lucky winner on Friday, March 3rd at noon (US Only). Good luck!
News from Former Debs!
2016 Deb Abby Fabiaschi is super busy with the release of her debut novel, I LIKED MY LIFE. She recently made an appearance on DayTime! – You can watch that wonderful interview here! Also her novel was recently given a fabulous Associated Press review that says, “First-time novelist Abby Fabiaschi unwinds a tale wholly compelling, altogether believable and, at times, so heartbreaking it’s hard to believe she isn’t already an established author… She leaves readers a trail not of breadcrumbs, but gold coins that are irresistible.” Congratulations, Abby!! You can read the whole review in the Washington Post here. Amy Poeppel was so happy to attend Abby’s reading at Shakespeare and Co. in NYC last Thursday.
2010 Deb Joëlle Anthony is very excited to announce the release of her latest novel for kids on the 7th of March, 2017. This is her Middle Grade debut (she’s back to being a Deb!) – it’s for 6-8th graders –and is called A Month of Mondays.
Booklist says, “[Joëlle Anthony] has created an engaging narrator bound to resonate with readers. Suze is half Anglo, half Japanese, and a Canadian tween through and through. Her missteps, hesitations, and assumptions are universal, and when she faces her toughest challenges, she takes messy but brave leaps that leave her a little more mature than the day before.”
And for those of you who missed it, Joëlle had a young adult book out last October called Speed of Life written under the pen-name J.M. Kelly.
News from the 2017 Debs
Tiffany D. Jackson is excited that ALLEGEDLY is available in the UK now!
Crystal King has been hard at work planning a few food-related bookish things, including a recreation dinner of Apicius foods and talking to the caterer who will be supplying ancient Roman tidbits for her book launch. She’s also been writing freelance articles and feeling generally stressed that her launch is only 58 days a way. Who’s counting?
Amy Poeppel was so happy to be interviewed this week in the Wall Street Journal! Read it here! She is also really looking forward to her reading at Half Price Books on March 2nd in Dallas, Texas. Anyone in the Dallas area, please come! (Details below.) The Dallas Morning News reviewed the book, saying, “traces of Jane Austen are there. [Poeppel] juggles multiple plotlines, offers social commentary with a dash of wit, and ties it all up neatly at the end. Readers even get a wedding.” The whole review can be read here.
Lynn K. Hall‘s book publishing angst is largely being allayed by the many messages she’s received from readers – many from readers she hasn’t ever met – who were moved by Caged Eyes. Perhaps maybe there’s a chance this whole writing and publishing ordeal was worth it…
Jenni L. Walsh is having a moment because she only has a little over two more months until the release of BECOMING BONNIE. It’s strange how her release originally felt so far away and now it’s frighteningly near. Fortunately, she has a great distraction: writing the sequel, BEING BONNIE, which is now up on Goodreads!